Re: Fangraphs review the Ken Griffey Jr. trade
Originally Posted by RedEye
This is pretty much exactly what the FG post is arguing, if you look at this quote:
All they are doing is questioning the dominant narrative that the Reds won in a landslide. Fact is, when you actually look at the commodities that were exchanged, it wasn't so lopsided as all that. Not at all.
So I don't get the outrage. One little post on FG isn't going to change the dominant narrative. But it is a perspective that is at least worth arguing.
How is that what they are arguing when they specifically say, twice, that Seattle "won" the trade?
That's the antithesis of my point. They are claiming a victor when in fact who "won" the trade is irrelevant.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda